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Feb 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
now. >> you were shocked when you heard that president obama had named mary jo white to lead the securities and exchange commission. and you wrote that she was a partner in a law firm that represented a lot of these big banks. you know, bank of america, goldman sachs, chase, aig, morgan stanley. you said, "she dropped out and made the move a lot of regulators make, leaving government to make bucket loads of money, working for the people she used to police." and i gather your great concern is that you don't want to see the country's top financial cop being indebted to the people who created the bank roe? >> right. yeah, absolutely. i mean, it's just simple common sense. i mean, you're sitting on $10 million, $15 million, however much money she made working there at debevoise and plimpton when she was a partner and you owe that money to this specific group of clients and now you're in charge of policing them, just psychologically think of that. it doesn't really work, you know? it doesn't really work in terms of how aggressive a prosecutor should be, what his attitude towards t
Feb 17, 2013 6:30pm PST
home the bacon. although the money power that controls congress could thwart everything obama proposed in his state of the union address, there was not a single word in that speech about taming the power of private money over public policy. and so it goes. the golden rule of politics. he who has the gold, rules. can we do anything about it? my two guests think we can. they say that if anybody should own the politicians, we the people should. dan cantor is a former community and union organizer who's executive director of the working families party. that's a third party that began in new york state and has now spread to five others. since its launch 15 years ago, he's helped lead the party's efforts to elect progressive candidates throughout the state and worked to increase new york's minimum wage and raise taxes on the rich. jonathan soros is one of those who would pay more. he's a lawyer, investor, and philanthropist working on economic change and social goods. a senior fellow at the roosevelt institute exploring the role of corporations in society, and co-founder of the super pac fri
Feb 24, 2013 6:30pm PST
are practically flat on their back. president obama has finally recognized they need help. in his state of the union, he proposed an increase in the minimum wage. >> tonight let's declare that in the wealthiest nation on earth, no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty, and raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour. >> but as the economist dean baker points out this week, "if the minimum wage had risen in step with productivity growth, it would be over $16.50 an hour today." we talk a lot about what's happening to the middle class, but the american dream's really become a nightmare for the poor. just about everyone has an opinion about the trouble we're in. the blame game is at fever pitch in washington where obstinate republicans and hapless democrats once again play kick-the-can with the problems we face. you wish they would just stop and listen to richard wolff. an attentive and systematic observer of capitalism and democracy, he taught economics for 25 years at the university of massachusetts and has published books such as "democracy at work," "occupy the economy
Feb 18, 2013 9:00pm PST
on each side. would barack obama have won re-election if he had $100 million less? if he had $200 million less? probably. there's some amount of money that it was going to require him to run a robust, credible campaign for president. and beyond that, to use the economic term, the diminishal marginal returns of additional money is extraordinary. that after a point the spend something just going to the wind. >> were you disappointed that in his state of the union speech there was no reference to citizens united, no reference to public funding, no reference to campaign finance reform? and i know that polls show that when people say those words, campaign finance reform, eyes glaze over. but he was silent on this subject at a critical moment. >> listen, the reason we have to focus on doing this at the state level is the system is blocked in washington to any meaningful evident -- effort, so that's why we ha to succeed in new york a some other states and that will open things up. i think the president has decided that this is not, this dog is not going hunt. >> i was disappointed that it wasn't
Feb 10, 2013 6:30pm PST
to president obama for science, technology and innovation. right now she teaches communications law at the benjamin cardozo school of law here in new york city and is a fellow at the roosevelt institute. susan crawford, welcome. >> thank you so much. >> "captive audience?" who's the captive? >> us, all of us. what's happened is that these enormous telecommunications companies, comcast and time warner on the wired side, verizon and at&t on the wireless side, have divided up markets, put themselves in the position where they're subject to no competition and no oversight from any regulatory authority. and they're charging us a lot for internet access and giving us second class access. this is a lot like the electrification story from the beginning of the 20th century. initially electricity was viewed as a luxury. so when f.d.r. came in, 90% of farms didn't have electricity in america at the same time that kids in new york city were playing with electric toys. and f.d.r. understood how important it was for people all over america to have the dignity and self-respect and sort of cultural
Search Results 0 to 43 of about 44 (some duplicates have been removed)